I have however recommended you to a couple of people recently. My solicitor considered the ‘Summary of Mediation’ you submitted to be the best she had ever received and shared it with her colleagues on the Family Team at her firm as an example of good practice.
Just a quick note to say that we are still working together and are both doing very well. (My ex) still relies on me heavily to run the business during his absence and has now given me more interesting responsabilities.
So after weeks of difficult mediation, we have now turned the page and (our child) is delighted to see her parents, individually, both happy and at peace.
I massively appreciate the advice you gave me during our meeting. (I have been) downloading, printing and filling out the forms you told me that I needed, and … am happy that we (KD & spouse) have filled in all the forms, and we have decided that we will proceed from here alone, and book the court. Thanks again Stephen. I have and will continue to recommend your services!
A supportive and constructive environment enhanced by a calm manner and professionalism.
It diffused an awful situation. Communication had broken down completely. It has definitely (our) improved communication.
Putting it simply, I have achieved a lot of ‘closure’ and I have moved forward. My path is now clear to me and for the first time in many, many years, I feel that I am valued, have a purpose, my confidence has come back and I actually like who I am.
For that, I am extremely grateful and I consider this to be one of the most positive outcomes from the session.
Please pass on my gratitude to Stephen and Jan.
I am writing to thank you both for your calmness and support during the past 14 months. Mediation was the right thing to do but not easy too.
I see the house as a new start and I am embracing my new life.
Thank you again and wishing you both a lovely summer.
My ex-husband and I were living in different parts of the country, however, Start Mediation were able to accommodate us by allowing us to have our sessions on-line. This was instrumental in us being able to move the divorce procedure (Consent Order) forward.
Stephen is very easy to talk with and has a wealth of experience and valuable insight into the divorce process. I can hand on heart say that we would not have reached resolution without Stephen’s help and I heartily recommend Stephen as a professional: fair, accessible, productive and indisputably patient mediator.
The initial MIAM consultation was set up quickly and proved very useful. Elisabet was focussed, empathic, professional, and as helpful as possible given my situation.
She undertook the required follow-up actions efficiently, reporting back to me on progress.
Ultimately, the process was unable to continue because my ex-partner declined the opportunity to participate. Based on my experience, I would have no hesitation in recommending Elisabet.
It felt a very supportive atmosphere, particularly the first joint meeting, which could have been a very volatile meeting, Stephen had a very calming manner, rather like pouring oil over a potentially flammable situation!
I believe this mediation process to have been invaluable and I’m indebted to the friendly professionalism of both mediators.
The patient methodical framework within which our discussions were undertaken rubs off eventually on all parties. It encourages a constructive approach to conflict resolution.